Ford‘s Mustang FR500S died a quiet death recently, but the race-ready pony car is back in the form of the Boss 302S. While the Boss 302R is widely campaigned in Grand-Am sports car racing, the 302S is designed for club racers with deep pockets who want something they can take to an SCCA or NASA race, and be sure that they will walk away with a $5 plastic trophy.
At $80,000, the Boss 302S is probably a good deal, considering the parts and labor that would be required to prep a standard Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition, which starts at $47,990. The 302S gives you all that, plus a roll cage, a Recaro seat that’s compatible with a HANS device, an adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes and the massive front splitter/rear spoiler package. We’re also assuming that Ford has not only stripped the car entirely, but taken the time to make sure there’s no exposed wiring or sharp edges, unlike your local race shop’s foreman, who isn’t always thinking about quality control.
Only 50 will be available from Ford Racing, but if our home equity loan comes through, there may only be 49 by the time you read this.